Simplicity

“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

Maya Angelou

“‘What do I need?’ is simplicity’s fundamental question, […] a question few of us feel ready to address. […] Many of us have learned that acquiring too much stuff can get in the way of happiness, that it can obscure what is best in us, lead us back to boredom and emptiness […]. Montaigne wrote, ‘All other things – to reign, to hoard, to build – are, at most, inconsiderable props and appendages. The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to be able to live to the point. Simplicity helps us to live to the point, to clear the way to the best, to keep first things first.”

Robert Lawrence Smith

“All sins are attempts to fill voids.”

Simone Weil

Thanks for these quotes to Bill!

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